Josh discusses the cancelation of the Stateville Correctional Center (Illinois) Debate team with their former coach Katrina Burlet. Earlier this year, the team was canceled by the Illinois Department of Corrections with no explanation.
Notes From Episode 20
Katrina Burlet is the former coach of the Stateville Correctional Center Debate Team and the founder and director of the Justice Debate League. She graduated from Wheaton College with a degree in Political Science.
Let Stateville Debate
Josh talks to Katrina Burlet who was the coach of the Stateville Correctional Center Debate Team (until the Illinois DOC canceled the program with no explanation).
Katrina Burlet heads the Justice Debate League in Illinois.
Popular Press Stories
The first story I read was this overview of what happened with Katrina’s class.
Does the Illinois DOC Control Parole?
This is the evidence I found suggesting that the Illinois DOC controls parole.
Katrina talked about her recent press conference, this Injustice Watch article was about the aftermath of that press conference.
Katrina suggested that folks make FOIA requests to the Illinois Department of Corrections about Katrina Burlet’s class. Here is a guide to making an FOIA request in Illinois.
If you want to write letters to any of the inmates in the stories, you can look them up.
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